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Poster: unclejohn52 Date: Aug 18, 2010 5:52pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: So what DON'T you like about em'?

Possibly should elaborate on that - repeated screams of the same lyric over and over... and attempting over-the-top falsetto shouting, very bothersome, but the one-off HA scream well-placed is perfectly OK. His voice belongs in the lower register, like Weather Report Suite. And as someone noted above, not fond of the lazy talk-singing later on. Still a Bobby fan.

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Poster: ringolevio Date: Aug 18, 2010 6:07pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: So what DON'T you like about em'?

I like most of it, frankly. I think his screams are generally well placed - but I do admit, there are other times it is overdone to the point of comical. But I like that too :)

Honestly the occasions where they are a bit ridiculous are all part of their success. They were so awesome, it's a relief when they occasionally blow it in a spectacular way.

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Poster: AltheaRose Date: Aug 18, 2010 9:46pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: So what DON'T you like about em'?

Yup. That's cuz the Dead aren't just a band for Deadheads, they're a sports team. Isn't catching the flubbed lyrics and ragging about how they "shoulda, coulda" done something differently a part of the game? Perfection isn't for Live Anything (sports, music, life). I don't "get" sports, but I think for people who do, that's part of it. The combination of brilliance and skill, live what'll-they-do-next action, and inevitable mistakes. All happening in real time and performed by brilliant but real and flawed people, not CGI characters.

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Poster: ringolevio Date: Aug 19, 2010 5:44am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: So what DON'T you like about em'?

You've nailed it as usual.